Male involvement in family planning in rural Vietnam: An application of the transtheoretical model

Ha, Bui Thi Thu, Jayasuriya, Rohan and Owen, Neville (2003) Male involvement in family planning in rural Vietnam: An application of the transtheoretical model. Health Education Research, 18 2: 171-180. doi:10.1093/her/18.2.171

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Author Ha, Bui Thi Thu
Jayasuriya, Rohan
Owen, Neville
Title Male involvement in family planning in rural Vietnam: An application of the transtheoretical model
Journal name Health Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-1153
1465-3648
Publication date 2003-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/her/18.2.171
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 171
End page 180
Total pages 10
Editor Michael Eriksen
Place of publication New York, U.S.A.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract Various studies have shown that family planning adoption is likely to be more effective for women when men are actively involved. Male involvement in family planning is an instance of behavior change. The Transtheoretical Model of behavior change was used to examine men's involvement in general contraception and intrauterine device (IUD) use by their wives. The study tested whether the constructs of the model, decisional balance and self-efficacy, are sensitive to differences in stages of change. Reliable scales to test decisional balance and self-efficacy were developed. The study was carried out in rural Vietnam with 201 eligible participants. The staging algorithm identified that 25.8% of men were in the preconternplation stage, 10.5% of men were in the contemplation/preparation stages and 63.7% of men were in the action/maintenance stages. Disadvantages of IUD use for men in precontemplation were significantly higher than those in the action/maintenance stages, while the reverse was true for self-efficacy for convincing their wives to use an IUD. Interventions that are targeted to stage of change, that seek to reduce cons and that increase self-efficacy have the potential to influence male involvement in IUD adoption by their wives.
Keyword Family planning
Transtheoretical Model of behavior
Contraceptive use
Intrauterine device adoption
General contraception
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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